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5.0 out of 5 stars Brings to life Wellington's campaigns against Napoleon, 29 Feb. 2012
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This review is from: To War with Wellington: From the Peninsula to Waterloo (Paperback)
What I love about this book is the way that Peter Snow intercuts the story of Wellington's military campaigns against Napoleon with the individual stories of those who served with him, from privates to generals. Thus the book becomes an intimate history that draws the reader in; I cared for the characters involved and wanted to know what happened to them. Further, by weaving the tales of real serving soldiers into the narrative the reader gets a tremendous sense of what it must have been like to serve in the army of the time and to fight in battle (brutal and terrifying). Peter Snow has infused his history of Wellington with all the natural enthusiasm he has displayed on televison over the years, but without the histrionics. He would make a wonderful history teacher, and this well researched and beautifully flowing history should be on any reading list for students (of all ages) of the period.
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